Women and mothers across the country are planning to stage a peaceful walk on Thursday to mourn and protest the recent killings in the North, especially those of school pupils in Yobe State by the radical terrorist group, Boko Haram.
According to a statement by the organisers, the walk, which will be non-tribal, non-political and non-religious, is to hold simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Benin, Port-Harcourt, Owerri, Kaduna and the Diaspora.
The meeting point for those in Lagos is the LTV Junction, while those in Abuja will converge at the Unity Fountain. Venue for the other places is yet to be communicated but the uniform time is 8:30am (local time) and dress code is black.
“It is NOT enough to just be running commentaries on Social Media, or praying in our closets! Women and mothers are supposed to be the matrix of society….. These brutal murders cannot be ignored,” the statement said.
The women are also calling on the federal government to immediately wade into the matter and stop the wanton killing especially of innocent children and abduction of young ladies in the north.
Killings in Yobe and Borno States in the last one week accounts for the loss of almost 200 lives, with about half the figure being children and women.